350. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
A little bit Tintin, a little bit Indiana Jones, Tony Cliff's Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine...and globetrotting adventures."
Received a review copy from the publisher.
This is a wonderful high adventure journey in the style of Indiana Jones but with many differences. Set in historical Turkey, the main character is a "globetrotting troublemaker" of a female who while not magic does have a certain quality of magical realism about her abilities and escapades. Her, at first unwilling, partner is a more serious minded down-to-earth man in the Turkish army who sets out with Delilah and really only wants to come out of the journey alive and in one piece. They make a great pairing and the dynamics between the two are fun. The exotic and historical locale also make for a fine adventure which is full of derring-do from the get go. Though full of excitement the story does also take the time to develop a relationship between these two opposites who start off adversarial and grow a friendship, a partnership, between them. Those who like adventurous stories will like this. The art is good but not particularly my type; I found it a bit cartoon-y and somewhat dark in colour at times making it hard to see all that is going on. But overall an eye-catching style that will appeal to many. While this Canadian has worked in the industry for a while and been a regular contributor to the Flight anthologies this is his first solo graphic novel.